How advanced surface ablation from your ophthalmologists in Manhattan, NY, can help your vision
If you need vision correction, but you don’t want to wear glasses or contact lenses and you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK, you need to find out about advanced surface ablation.
Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY, provide comprehensive vision services, including advanced surface ablation, to help your vision.
Advanced surface ablation, previously known as Photo-Refractive Keratectomy or PRK, has been approved by the FDA for decades. Your ophthalmologist may recommend advanced surface ablation if you:
- Have chronic dry eyes
- Have a thinner cornea than what is necessary for LASIK
- Play contact sports or activities which could result in trauma to your eyes
When you choose advanced surface ablation, you will enjoy important benefits like these:
- Preservation of the cornea, because only the surface layer is ablated, not the deeper layer
- Less risk of complications than with LASIK. including reduced risk of corneal injuries
- Less likely to cause or worsen dry eyes because it’s gentler on corneal nerves
During your advanced surface ablation procedure, your doctor will place anesthetic drops in your eye. An alcohol-based solution is placed on your eye to loosen the surface cells. Your doctor then removes the outer surface of your cornea and corrects the shape of the cornea using a laser. A soft contact lens is placed on your eye for eye protection while your eye heals.
If you are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses and have been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK, it’s time to consider advanced surface ablation. You deserve to see well and advanced surface ablation can help.
To find out more about advanced surface ablation and how it can help your vision, call Dr. Christopher Coad and Dr. Jay Yoon at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Manhattan, NY. You can reach them in the office by calling (212) 220-0066, so call now.